MILAN HOSTS THE HERMES-DALLET EXHIBITION
A LIFELONG PASSION DEDICATED TO THE BIG CATS
Starting on April 23 through May 8, Milan will host “Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art,” an exhibition showcasing the works of the late French artist Robert Dallet. On display at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Gam), it is organized by Hermès in partnership with Panthera, a conservation foundation established in 2006.
The showcase’s goal is to save and raise awareness on the importance to the ecosystem of wild cats - tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, leopards, cheetahs, cougars and clouded leopards – which Dallet captured incessantly, transposing their feline power and elusiveness on paper and canvas. For years, Dallet travelled to Africa to study their movements and hunting habits. The exhibit features over 60 of Dallet’s drawings, sketches and paintings, as well as the scarves he designed for Hermès, starting in with “Kenya” in 1988. From a very early age, the big cats were a muse and passion for Dallet, inspiring his works throughout his career.